Illegal Wildlife Trade
October has shone a light on illegal wildlife trade.Last week the UK government hosted an international conference about the illegal wildlife trade, the conference brought together global leaders to discuss solutions to eradicate illegal wildlife trade and better protect the world’s most iconic species from the threat of extinction.
We at Oxford also got involved with the discussion this week at the Oxford Martin School with our AfOx travel grant recipients.
Our travelling academics shared their research:
1. Edson Gandiwa (Chinhoyi University of Technology – Zimbabwe). Professor of Wildlife Conservation and Ecology. Protected area management.
2. Angelo Ramy Mandimbihasina (Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust – Madagascar). Science and monitoring officer, ploughshare tortoise trade.
3. Medard Twinmatsiko (Mbarara University of Science and Technology, Uganda). Lecturer. Social research on illegal resource users in Protected Areas.
4. Vivienne Williams (University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa). Researcher. Trade in African traditional medicines (particularly plants and lion bone).
5. Kofi Amponsah-Mensah (University of Ghana). Researcher. Pangolin trade.
Thank you again to ICCS, IWT and the Oxford Martin school for this wonderful event.